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1934 Auto Union Type A
This is a unique 2/3rd scale recreation of the first ever Porsche racing car, the P-wagen, which later became known as the Auto Union Type A and formed part of the iconic 'Silver Arrows' Grand Prix Team. Hand crafted in aluminium by an English engineer over a period of 12 months, it is meticulous detailed, with every component (with the exception of the engine) fabricated specially to replicate the original. it made its debut at Goodwood in 2012 where it was photographed alongside the Silver Arrows team cars and was, until recently, a key exhibit at the Donington Park Grand Prix museum.
Developed in answer to the Fiat and Alfa Romeo Grand Prix-winning cars, these brutal state-sponsored German cars were highly advanced engineering marvels. The Type A was the first of the Auto Unions, arguably the best looking and the first successful mid-engined GP racing car.
Dubbed the 'Silver Arrows' on account of their bare aluminium bodywork, these Auto Unions only ever raced in England at the Donington Grand Prix Circuit, where they vowed the crowds with their futuristic styling and hugely powerful V16 engines.
This unique scale replica has been the subject of forensic research and craftsmanship, and is constructed around an accurate chassis, aluminium body, working suspension, and 90 cc petrol engine. With top speed of over 30 mph, safety features include an adjustable speed limiter and team manager's remote control engine cut off, should the driver get out of shape.
Eligible for Goodwood and the Le Mans classic children's' car race, this is the ideal car for a young driver who aspires to go historic racing, and who has already secured a wealthy sponsor.